Monday, June 26, 2017

Family Summer Book Club

My daughter-in-law came up with this fun idea to promote summer reading with our granddaughter. But we quickly realized it's fun for the adults too. I have great memories of participating in summer reading programs at the public library as a kid. So when she invited me to join her and my granddaughter I said "Yes"!

We started with "Ivy + Bean And The Ghost That Had To Go" by Annie Barrows. This book is actually no. 2 in a series. And for those of us who adored Beverly Cleary books, in their childhood, this one will be a treat.

my daughter-in-law showing off the book. Treats were shortbread cookies. ~ yummy.

We each take turns reading, a page or two, out loud. It's a judgement free zone. Read at your comfortable pace. Skip your turn. Read more pages if you like.

We have Q & A afterwards. Everyone has a turn to respond to the questions and/or give feedback.

This is a fun activity to add to your summer bucket list!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congratulations! Enjoy Your Summer Break

Our oldest granddaughter has officially completed the 2nd grade last week. Time for her to have a fun and safe summer break.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wicked Cool! I'm #UhaulFamous!

A couple of years ago, I was just informed by Uhaul Moving Company that a photo that I had been submitted would be featured on selected trucks! As I usually do I forgot about it. Last month, Uhaul contacted that my photo is on 20 trucks, located in the LasVegas area! I actually got giddy.
I can actually track the trucks via this Uhaul link. It's fun to think that those trucks will be traveling to places I've never been before!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

What I'm Reading This Week! April 20, 2017

I'm back into a routine of visiting our local public library. Thanks to the grandchildren! On my last visit, I discovered these 2 cookbooks on the shelf. "Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home" by Marcus Samuelsson and "Mariel's Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life" by Mariel Hemingway.
I really enjoy reading cookbooks. Many are beautifully written and photograph sometimes I even find a recipe I want to try!




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Spring Has Sprung! Master Bedroom

This spring I decided to just add a couple of touches. The pink faux floral bouquet looks gorgeous in here. And with the additional of this beautiful 'Love You to the Moon and Back" pillow from Big Lots I feel that spring has sprung!




Thank You!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today Is Our 21st Wedding Anniversary!

21 year ago, my husband and I were married. Our marriage has lasted more than 2 decades! Lots of smiles, tears, hugs and kisses.

Now that we're grandchilddren, there's a sense of our story coming full circle. That our love story will continue through our the next generation's story telling.

I couldn't miss cemented this scene to memory. Our youngest granddaughter running with my wedding veil on! Just priceless.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mmm...Homemade Southern Biscuits

It's a joy baking biscuits. When I think about it, I've been baking biscuits since my teens. So I know that it won't surprise when I say that still love making homemade biscuits.

I love the change of texture of the dough while kneading. The smell of flour and butter cover my hands. Cutting the dough, placing the biscuits on the baking stone get my heart skipping.

I no longer use a timer. My nose is the best judge for when it's time to pull them out of the oven.

The hot biscuits are placed on a plate for the family to grab and devour.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Our Son Has Almost Completed Surgical Tech Program

Our son is almost done with his surgical tech clinical, at a local hospital. We couldn't be prouder. Well, maybe we can. He graduates in August!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Sunday At Our House

This year, our family celebrated Easter with a bang. Between a birthday party, a neighborhood Easter egg hunt and a dinner at our house, everyone was wishing for Monday!

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Easter celebration!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

San Gennaro Feast Italian Festival May 10-14, 2017 North Las Vegas

My husband, granddaughter and I had a fabulous time at the San Gennaro Feast Italian Festival last year! The funnel cakes and Italian sausage sandwich were wicked good!

Our granddaughter experienced her first pony ride that day! The three of us even went on the ferris wheel! It was so much fun!

So it won't surprise you when I tell you that we are excited that the festival is returning!
photos from last year's festival



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy First Birthday, Gaia!

It's been a pleasure to watch our granddaughter grow up over the year! She is officially a toddler now. Time for friends, play groups, and solid foods. "Happy Birthday, Gaia"!





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My daughter-in-law came up with this fun idea to promote summer reading with our granddaughter. But we quickly realized it's fun for the...